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Human Rights Solicitors


0161 248 4444


01254 917425


If you do not have valid leave to remain in the UK, it is possible to apply for leave to remain in the UK based on your private and family life here. There may also be exceptional and compelling circumstances that justify additional leave, such as you falling ill whilst in the UK and need medical treatment.

At Ashwood Solicitors, our team are experts within the laws surrounding immigration, so if you believe that your human rights have been denied, we can advise you on the best course of action. We can act on the behalf of individuals, groups, and organisations across a wide range of legal areas when it comes to human rights claims. Our aim is to challenge the lawfulness of decisions made surrounding the complex topic of human rights; we are dedicated to ensuring our clients get the justice they deserve when facing the UK legal system.

Our unrivaled knowledge of the Human Rights Act will be deployed when litigating human rights issues across the range of courts and tribunals up to and including the UK’s Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights. At Ashwood Solicitors, our team can advise and assist you with appeals and judicial reviews when challenging refusals of human rights applications and refusals of asylum.

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Private life claims

You can argue for leave to remain on the basis of your private life here if:

  • You have been in the UK for over 20 years.
  • You are a child under 18, have lived here for at least seven years and it would not be reasonable to expect you to leave.
  • You are a young person aged 18-25 who has lived in the UK for at least half of their life.
  • You are over 18, have spent less than 20 years in the UK, but there would be significant obstacles to reintegration to the country you would be removed to

The team at Ashwood Solicitors can work with you to get evidence of these facts and make an application to the Home Office.

Family claims

If you are the spouse or partner of a British or settled person or the parent of British or settled children, you may be able to argue that your removal from the UK would be a disproportionate interference with the family life that you have established. At Ashwood Solicitors, we will work with you to create a picture of your life in the UK, collating documents showing your length of residence, the nature of your connections to the UK and the impact on your loved ones of removal.

If the Home Office has not previously considered these rights, you can usually expect a right of appeal should you be refused. Successful applicants are given 30 months of leave to remain on a ten-year route to settlement.

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Free Initial Discussion

For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, call our friendly team today on 0161 248 4444 or email us at and a member of our team will get back to you.

Our team can advise you on how much our British citizenship fees are so you get a complete understanding of the cost, but we will also assess if you are eligible for Legal Aid. At Ashwood Solicitors, our immigration experts provide professional, confidential advice; we also have a strong network of interpreters to cater to most languages to make communication easier.

Why Choose Us?

Using our depth and expertise, we have helped clients with a wide range of legal matters in and out of court proceedings. At Ashwood Solicitors, our team will thoroughly investigate your human rights or asylum claim whilst helping you gather supporting evidence. Our immigration experts provide professional, confidential advice and speak a range of languages, including Bengali, Urdu, Polish, Punjabi, Tamil, Malay, Kurdish and Arabic.

Our approach is to be proactive and work with you and other advisers to achieve your objectives and deliver successful outcomes as efficiently and swiftly as possible. We can clearly explain the legal issues and provide you with expert advice that is tailored to your specific circumstances.

Contact Us

At Ashwood Solicitors, we specialise in a wide range of legal matters, which has earned us an excellent reputation across the country. We can assist wherever you are based, including meeting via video link and we also have offices in Manchester and Blackburn. For a free initial discussion and a no-obligation quote, call our friendly team today on 0161 248 4444 or email us at

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